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2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. It has been designated:
January Worldwide aid effort continues to develop in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. January 1: January 2– 6: A major storm system sweeps across the United States, and winter weather such as snow, ice storms and avalanches kill at least 16. January 4: January 6: In Graniteville, South Carolina, a train carrying a cargo of chlorine gas collides with a parked train, releasing a toxic cloud which kills 9 and injures 200. The town of 5,400 is evacuated. January 7: A train crash near Italy kills 18 people. January 8: The United States Navy submarine USS runs aground near San Francisco Guam, killing one sailor and injuring several others. January 9: January 10: Record rainfall causes a mudslide in La Conchita, California, killing 10. January 13: Photos of Prince Harry of Wales dressed as a Nazi at a fancy dress party cause worldwide condemnation. January 14: The Huygens probe lands on Titan, largest satellite of planet Saturn. January 15: Deem Bristow, Voice of Doctor Eggman from the popular Sonic the Hedgehog series, colapses at a singles' dance and dies shortly after. January 16: Adriana Iliescu gives birth at age 66 and becomes the oldest woman in the world to do so. January 17: New Zealand's controversial Foreshore and Seabed legislation comes into force. Some indigenous Maori citizens consider it a day of mourning and will stage a march ("hikoi") in Christchurch. (NewstalkZB) January 18: Mark Latham resigns as leader of the Australian Labor Party and as a Member of the Australian House of Representatives. January 20: January 20– 23: Paralyzing snowstorms afflict the United States. The Midwest region receives 12-20 inches (30 to 50 cm) while New England is hammered with up to 36 inches (90 cm) of snow. At least 20 casualties are reported to be related to this storm, one of the worst snowstorms to hit the US in the past century. January 21: In Belize's capital city Belmopan, the unrest over the government's new taxes erupts into riots. January 23: Viktor Yushchenko is sworn in as the third President of Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine. January 25: January 26: January 28: The Procter & Gamble Co. acquires Gillette Co. in a deal valued at $57 billion US, creating the world's largest consumer-products company. January 30:
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Deaths January 1: Shirley Chisholm, 80, first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress January 4: Ali al-Haidri, Governor of Baghdad January 9: Koji Hashimoto, 66, Japanese film director January 15: Ruth Warrick, 88, American actress January 17: Zhao Ziyang, 86, reformist Premier of the People's Republic of China and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China January 17: Virginia Mayo, 84, American actress January 18: Lamont Bentley, 31, American actor January 20: Per Borten, 92, Norwegian prime minister January 23: Johnny Carson, 79, American television host, The Tonight Show February 2: Max Schmeling, 99, German former heavyweight champion February 3: Zurab Zhvania, 41, Prime Minister of Georgia February 3: Corrado Cardinal Bafile, 101, Oldest Cardinal ever. February 4: Ossie Davis, 87, African-American actor and civil rights activist
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